Know Your Fats
Know Your Fats
The Complete Primer for Understanding
the Nutrition of Fats, Oils, and Cholesterol
By Mary G. Enig, Ph.D
This book, written by an international expert, is your definitive source for accurate information on fats, oils, cholesterol, and their nutrition.
- Learn how much omega - 3 and omega - 6 fatty acids people really need for optimum health
- Learn why the body makes saturated fatty acids
- Learn which saturated fatty acids are conditionally essential
- Learn how the functional saturated fatty acids such as lauric acid promote health
- Learn how to select the best fats and oils for healthy ease-of-use
Dr. Mary G. Enig, a nutritionist/biochemist of international renown for her research on the nutritional aspects of fats and oils, is a consultant, clinician, and the Director of the Nutritional Sciences Division of Enig Associates, Inc., Silver Spring, Maryland. Dr. Enig, a consultant on nutrition to individuals, industry, and state and federal governments, is a licensed practitioner in Maryland and the District of Columbia. She has served as a Contributing Editor of the scientific journal Clinical Nutrition and a Consulting Editor of the Journal of the American College of Nutrition.
Dr. Enig has authored numerous journal publications, mainly on fats and oils research and nutrient/drug interactions, and is a well-known invited lecturer at scientific meetings and a popular interviewee on TV and radio shows about nutrition. She was an early and articulate critic of the use of trans fatty acids and advocated their inclusion in nutritional labeling. The scientific mainstream is now challenging the food product industry's use of trans-containing partially hydrogenated vegetable oils.
She received her Ph.D. in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Maryland, College Park, and is a Fellow of The American College of Nutrition, a member of The American Society for Nutritional Sciences, and President of the Maryland Nutritionists Association.
Know Your Fats is written in easy-to-follow language that anyone can understand, but is also packed with so much research and information that it can be used as a university text book. The back is filled with useful charts on the fatty acid composition of natural foods, including the omega essential fatty acids.